Monday, June 27, 2011

Merge & Split PDF Files

There are numerous free programs out there that will let you create a PDF.  I use the PrimoPDF creator and have been very happy with it.  The one thing I have wished for the free PDF creators to offer is the ability to combine two separate PDF documents together.  I was in need of this service tonight and stumbled upon a free website that will combine your PDF documents together.  The site is Merge PDF.

The website description is:
This service enables you to combine PDF documents into a single one, free of charge. All you need to do is select the PDF documents that you want to merge together on your computer and click a button, as instructed step-by-step below. If you like our free service, please consider a donation.
I was pleasantly surprised how easy it is to upload your PDFs and then have it combined into one PDF file.  Just two steps - Upload, then Merge. The merge just took seconds to complete.  You simply download the PDF to your computer and you're all done. The PDF looks great.

While looking at the website I noticed another service - Split PDF.

The website description is:
This service enables you to split PDF documents free of charge. All you need to do is select the PDF document that you want to split up on your computer, specify the desired page range, and click a button, as instructed step-by-step below. If you like our free services, please consider a donation.
I haven't tried splitting a PDF yet, but when I need to I will test out this service. 

Information about the merge and split process and notable limitations:
  • The maximum total size of all uploaded files for merge is 50MB.
  • All files are removed after a merge is completed, or within an hour of inactivity.
  • Optionally a user can keep files in store for further merging, by checking Retain files (in the Merge Dialog). The one hour limit still applies, where all uploaded files are removed within an hour of inactivity.
Merge PDF and Split PDF are services provided by FoxyUtils.  You can get to both services by going to: http://foxyutils.com/home/services/

Between these two sites all my PDF needs have been met.  I think a donation is now in order.

See ya tomorrow, for tomorrow is always another genealogy day!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's easy to merge PDF files using PrimoPDF. Simply open the second file and ask PrimoPDF to print, select the first file as the output file, PrimoPDF will then ask if you want to append or overwrite. If you select append it will add the second file to the end of the file.

Renee Zamora said...

I have to remember to try that. Thanks for the tip.

Cheryl Cayemberg said...

Very cool! I will have to give that a try!

Liz said...

Great finds! Thanks for sharing them. I will definitely be trying these out.